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RIT 2023 VEX VRC Spin Up Qualifying Tournament (HS & MS)

12-Feb-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
New York-North
Standard Registration Opens
14-Sep-2022 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
5-Feb-2023 15:15 EST
This event is closed to registration because:
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

All approved events and event attendees are required to follow all local, state, federal, or any other government ordinances regarding COVID-19 safety procedures, social distancing, and best hygiene practices. 

Please review RIT's Safety Plan for Visitors.  An email will be sent out to all teams registered regarding RIT's Safety Plan.

Welcome to the 6th annual VEX Robotics Event at Rochester Institute of Technology. The event is hosted by RIT's VEX U Robotics team.


We will have at least two competition fields, one skills field, and one practice field available. Skills will be open during qualification rounds and lunch (see agenda).


Each team will have a table, chairs, and power available to them. We will be using VEXText (optional) and scores will be live updated to the VEX Via app as well as


Building & Room:

The location of the MAGIC center on RIT's campus.

300 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623



Cars and busses may drop off students, robots, and equipment in front of the RIT SAU in the Sentinel Sculpture Loop. Cars can park in D lot.
Parking is free on weekends at RIT. The closest parking lots to the MAGIC Center are Lots F and E.

Link to RIT Campus Map



Lunch will not be provided.  There are dining options on RIT's campus (not many are open on Sundays - Link to RIT dining schedule/operation hours is linked below).  There are many off-campus options to either pick up or have delivered to RIT. 

Link to RIT Dining Schedule

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 12-Feb-2023

Al Davis Room
78 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
United States

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We are aiming to have 8 matches per team.

**Subject to change**

Agenda as of 07/01/2022:

7:00am: Doors Open, Registration Open

9:15am: Registration, Inspection Closes

9:30am: Opening Ceremonies/Drivers Meeting

10:00am: Qualifying Matches Begin, Skills Field Opens

12:00pm: Lunch Begins

1:00pm: Qualifying Matches Resume

3:00pm: Qualifying Matches End, Skills Field Closes, Alliance Selection Begins

3:30pm: Elimination Matches Begin

4:30pm: Awards Ceremony


If you are interested in volunteering, please email [email protected]

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

We will make all attempts to run the event, however, the event may be canceled if the university closes, travel conditions become too severe/dangerous, or other things outside of our control. We will be in touch with coaches if there are any travel concerns and will notify them of a decision as soon as we know. 

There will be every attempt to postpone the event due to inclement weather to a new date before canceling the event completely.  


Tentative Rain Date: 02/26/2023


Refunds will not be issued for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, if a team cancels their attendance to this VRC Competition and weather. 




Refund and Payment Policies

Refunds will not be issued for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, if a team cancels their attendance to this VRC Competition and weather. 


Health and Safety Policies

RIT Youth Protection:

RIT's Youth Protection department requires forms to be signed by all minor's parents.  This form has to be signed and brought to the event.  This form will be sent out a month before the event. Do not submit it on RobotEvents, please bring the physical form to the event. In addition to this form, it is required that all advisors bring a list of all students and adults attending the event to the competition.

All RIT VEXU officers and members in attendance will have passed background checks.  Minors will not be alone in a room with any adult who has not passed a background check.



It is important to review RIT's safety policy regarding Covid-19.  It is of utmost importance to keep everyone safe during this event.  Any changes reflected on RIT's event safety page will be reflected here closer to the event.  An email will be sent out sooner to the event regarding safety.

Date: 12-Feb-2023
Al Davis Room
78 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
United States

Travel Info

List of hotels:

(Some have special rates if you let them know you are visiting RIT)


The location of this event on RIT's campus in TBD.

Cars can park in D lot. 

Buses can park in J or H-Lot.

Parking permits are not required on weekends.


Webcast URL will be posted here on the day of the event.

Judging Format

 In-Person Judging - The Team Interviews and Engineering Notebooks will be judged in-person the day of the event. Teams should bring a physical copy of their notebook to submit to the judges.